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Term: Vesta



One of the thousands of known asteroids, it is named after the Greek goddess who served as a comforter, keeper of the sacred hearth, and sacred harlot. In Astrology some practitioners treat it as a minor planet and interpret it using keywords such as: sister, sexuality, fertility, comforter, charity, sacred chastity, sacred warrior, sacred harlot, sacred sex, diplomacy, rituals, secret societies, hospitality, and tradition.


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The appearance of the Druid is known to us from two main sources: Greco-Roman writings and medieval Irish tradition. There is also some evidence from Irish and Scottish folklore. Druids wore white tunics, which in early Ireland ...
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